Posts Tagged ‘D.D. Rice’

French Wines: 2009 Cuvée Roucaillat, Coteaux du Languedoc

The 2009 Cuvée Roucaillat, from the Languedoc, is an original and playful French wine from an equally original and playful French wine region. The Languedoc is an enormous area that dominates the […]

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2009 Moulin de la Lagune

How well do you know your French wines? Bordeaux loyalists can rattle off the first and second growths (think Châteaux Lafite, Latour, Cos d’Estournel and Gruaud Larose) as effortlessly as counting […]

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2011 William Fèvre Chablis Champs Royaux

Among French wines, Chablis is and always will be an undisputed classic. Celebrated and admired for its cool-climate austerity and distinctive flinty notes, it is a pure chardonnay experience. But what really […]

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France’s Retort to Port: 2009 La Tour Vieille Banyuls Rimage

The holidays are here, and with them come all sorts of festive combinations of delicacies and special French wines to enhance the spirit of the season. In the mood for merry? I’d recommend a […]

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Domaine Bott-Geyl, Les Eléments, Gewurztraminer 2009

With the Valentine’s season upon us, how can we not indulge our wild wine passions? But which French wine would be our best bet for a Love Potion No. 9? In order to live up to the famous lyrics […]

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2007 Domaine les Grands Bois, Cuvée Gabrielle, Côtes du Rhône Villages

The Rhône Valley is a treasure chest of highly desirable French wines at very reasonable prices. The 2007 Cuvée Gabrielle from Domaine les Grands Bois is a great example of this consumer-friendly […]

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2010 Château de Sancerre

2010 Château de Sancerre

Parisian society in 1913 got an unexpected taste of pagan ritual during the premiere of Stravinsky’s adventurous musical accompaniment to Les Ballets Russes. Historical accounts of The Rite of Spring […]

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2009 Château de Sancerre Rouge

Lovers of French wines often have a special place in their hearts for pinot noir. Some even consider the pursuit of the ultimate pinot to be the wine equivalent of the pursuit of the holy grail. Why do the […]

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2010 Château Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc

Seeking the right French wine can be a lot like house hunting. Will you go for something bright and charming that looks great from the outside? Or perhaps something warm and comfortable that provides […]

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Summer Flavors in Paris Restaurants, Part One

With the change of seasons in the City of Light, there’s also a change of flavors on the menus of Paris restaurants. Here’s a sampling of the ingredients du jour and what you can drink with them at home for your own Parisian feast.

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2011 Domaine Collotte Marsannay Rosé

The French wine cognoscenti have long been searching out and enjoying the pleasures of lively and refreshing rosés. For those of you who want to remain loyal to the pink persuasion but are ready for […]

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Summer Flavors in Paris Restaurants, Part Two

Earlier this season we suggested some wine and food pairings based on what we were seeing in Paris restaurants. The sun is shining, and we are all trying to eat lighter fare so we can squeeze into those swimsuits. But duck, pork, steak, burgers and foie gras remain on the menus in Paris no matter the time of year—it’s all a matter of finding a more seasonal way to enjoy them.

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2009 Domaine Mittnacht Frères Pinot Gris

Pinot gris is technically the French wine equivalent of pinot grigio, which is widely enjoyed as a cocktail wine among the book club set from Seattle to Saint-Tropez. For many social groups, entertaining […]

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2010 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc

Domaine Roulot produces some of the most sought-after French wines exhibiting the quintessential qualities of the exalted appellation Meursault. Jean-Marc Roulot’s style is bright and chiseled […]

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French Wines Worthy of Indulgences: Château Pape Clément Blanc 2009

In the Middle Ages, Pope Clément V reformed the Catholic Church’s practice of granting indulgences, in which some priests may have implied that sins could be forgiven for generous contributions […]

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